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Etah district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Etah town is the district headquarters. Etah district is a part of Aligarh Division. The driving distance from New Delhi to Etah is 210km.[2]

Etah district
Location of Etah district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Etah district in Uttar Pradesh
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionAligarh
HeadquartersEtah
TehsilsSadar Etah,Aliganj,Jalesar
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesEtah
Area
 • Total2,651 km2 (1,024 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,774,480[1]
Demographics
 • Literacy73.27%.[1]
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH 91,SH 31,33,85
Websitehttp://etah.nic.in/

EconomyEdit

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Etah one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] In 2009 it was one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3]

Since 2014 Etah has seen improvements to transport links, for example Etah-Agra fort pass train for 6 months and Etah-Kasganj new track. Now Etah is a developing city. Many government development schemes have been implemented here, such as a power plant in Malawan, Etah-Aligarh bypass, Etah sewerage, Etah-Kasganj new road construction and Agra Jalesar Bareilly highway NH321G .[citation needed]

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Etah District
Religion Percent
Hindus
90.79%
Muslims
8.25%

According to the 2011 census Etah district has a population of 1,774,480,[1] roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[4] or the US state of Nebraska.[5] This gives it a ranking of 272nd in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 717 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,860/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.77%.[1] Etah has a sex ratio of 863 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 73.27%.[1]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 99.25% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 0.71% Urdu as their first language.[6]

YearPop.±% p.a.
1901467,166—    
1911471,233+0.09%
1921448,730−0.49%
1931465,371+0.36%
1941532,585+1.36%
1951608,080+1.33%
1961696,873+1.37%
1971853,095+2.04%
19811,011,479+1.72%
19911,229,949+1.97%
20011,531,645+2.22%
20111,774,480+1.48%
source:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Distance between New Delhi, Delhi and Etah, Uttar Pradesh 142 Miles / 228 Km". www.distancebetweencities.co.in.
  3. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Nebraska 1,826,341
  6. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  7. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

Coordinates: 27°30′N 78°45′E / 27.500°N 78.750°E / 27.500; 78.750